A real photo postcard of Peshawar bazaar showing a minaret of Mahabat Khan mosque, built in the 17th century. This postcard was sent to a Mr.
B & W
An early real photo postcard where the deterioration of the chemicals on the margins contributes to the preciousness of the scene, said to be the view the imprisoned Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan enjoyed from Agra Fort of the tomb he had built for his
A unusual advertising postcard for one of Karachi's premiere merchants at the turn of the century. As the commercial directory Seaports of India Ceylon (Allister Macmillan, 1908) put it for the first firm in their "Commercial Karachi" section, "There
One of the more puzzling things in Raj postcard history is the lack of postcards from what is now Bangladesh; East Bengal and Dhaka in particular seem to have been far less covered by the new medium at the turn of the century than the rest of the
Sometimes postcards were journalism, in this case a real-time view of the deadliest earthquake in British India, which killed somewhere between 30,000 and 60,000 people in the capital of Balochistan on May 23, 1935. Butani was a military photographer
An view of one of Karachi's major arteries. This view by Fred Bremner is probably from 1889 or the early 1890s when he first settled in the city and became one of its earliest photographers.
A crystal-clear collotype of an institution founded in 1860, and and vastly expanded in 1897 thanks to a grant from philanthropist Sardar Sir Chinubhai Madhavalal Bert.
A very early postcard of Mt. Everest, probably printed in 1901 or earlier, by Darjeeling's premiere studio, run by the Austrian Thomas Paar.
An unusual dark background, and all the women holding hands and looking off slightly to their left.
Postmarked Jaipur, March 23, 1923, and mailed to Mrs. Eagleton, 212 Elmwood Ave., Newark, NY, USA: "Feb.